Abuja, Nigeria – (African Boulevard News) – The 10th National Assembly is set to commence its legislative duties, following the inauguration of the presiding officers. With the emergence of the new leadership, expectations are high as to what the lawmakers will prioritize in the next four years.
In an article titled, “Setting Agenda for 10th N’Assembly’s Presiding Officers”, Mon-Charles Egbo, a political commentator, called on the new leadership to come up with people-oriented bills that will address the yearning needs of an average Nigerian in areas of growing concerns such as security, education, healthcare, and job creation.
Security is one of the critical issues plaguing the country, and it will require a robust legislative intervention to tackle it. The new leadership must work towards retooling the security apparatus to make it more effective in fighting threats to national security.
Education and healthcare sectors also require urgent legislative interventions. It is essential that the new leadership prioritizes the passage of bills that will improve access to education and quality healthcare for all Nigerians, especially those in rural areas.
The youth population in Nigeria is ever-increasing, and unemployment rates are staggering, which makes job creation a top priority for the new leadership. The lawmakers must prioritize job creation by introducing and passing bills that will create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship, attract foreign investment, and improve the business climate in the country.
In a bid to move the country towards economic diversification, agriculture must be given a top priority by the new leadership with the introduction of bills that will support small-scale farmers and improve infrastructure in the sector.
Furthermore, the leadership must work towards achieving a harmonious relationship with the executive arm of government, which will aid the smooth running of the government and help in achieving the set agenda.
In conclusion, the 10th National Assembly has a robust legislative role to play in the development of Nigeria, and it is important that the new leadership takes the responsibility seriously to prioritize bills that will address the yearnings of Nigerians. The lawmakers must work towards achieving a harmonious relationship with the executive arm of government to achieve the set agenda.